Altered pay roll card
This week's Mixed Media Monday prompt, Something Old, was a wonderful excuse to use one of the vintage Pay Roll cards that I found at a garage sale while on vacation. Although "Mother's Work" seems somewhat inappropriate to post on a day celebrating Fathers, the ideas that came from a time sheet with day work, night work and extras written on the front, just seemed to form themselves . . . sorry, but you know when a piece has a mind of it's own . . .
The above was made using one of the dirtiest time cards I had in the box. I gave it a wash of Gesso and a splash of watered-down brown paint for extra distressing. I even placed a mug in the "coffee" in order to create a "stain" on the top left. The image is vintage Mother Goose and the poem of the same name (Mother's Work, worth enlarging if you are interested in reading it) is also from a vintage book of poems. Other touches include acrylic stamping, stamping, a white China Marker to highlight the text and colored pencils to emphasise the children in the foreground. I also added some dots of silver glitter. Lastly, the time card was placed on top of some torn and painted cardboard before being hung from a satin ribbon with a dangling clock and a single Swarovski crystal.
Thank you for looking and a very special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Diane, our Mixed Media Monday Hostess with the Mostest. May your year be full of happiness and love.